Classic Cars to Cruise Down Memory Lane

Classic Cars to Cruise Down Memory Lane

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “They sure don’t build them like they used to!” It’s a phrase heard over and over again when spectators stroll down Memory Lane every year, better known as 3rd Street in Jamestown, enjoying the famous Classic Car Cruise-In, now rolling in for its 25th year. For 2017, Cruise-In promises as […]

An Orchestra Full of Stars

An Orchestra Full of Stars

Doesn’t that phrase bring a romantic image to mind?… beautiful music under the stars on a moonlit summer night. What could be better? Those words have a different meaning for an orchestra conductor, though. Kurt Masur, one of the great maestros the 20th century, the late music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, once […]

The Great Total Eclipse of 2017

The Great Total  Eclipse of 2017

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Special Viewing at Martz/Kohl Observatory Time is ticking down till the first total solar eclipse to be seen on the continental US in nearly 38 years, since February 26, 1979. The Martz/Kohl Observatory will be open to the public for a special viewing opportunity. Tom Traub, […]

Warren County Fair

Country Scenes – Blue Ribbon Dreams

Warren County Fair

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Carnival ride music and happy crowds, roaring tractor pulls and midway games… all of these and more will welcome visitors to this year’s Warren County Fair on their 87th annual opening day. Located now at its home of 50 years on Barton Run in Pittsfield, PA, the Fair will open […]

Governor Cuomo Makes $500,000 Visit to Jamestown

Governor Cuomo Makes $500,000 Visit to Jamestown

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut With a rousing callout of “Hello Jamestown,” Mayor Sam Teresi and a standing room only crowd welcomed New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to the soon-to-be-completed Lucille Ball Center for Comedy and Gateway Train Station in downtown Jamestown on Thursday afternoon, August 3. “All good things come to those who work […]

It’s All About Power

It’s All  About Power

My friend has a new car that’s so high tech, driving it is like sitting inside a plush computer and flying through space. And it’s got power to burn. Funny thing, though, all that power is still rated in yesterday’s old fashioned units… the power of horses, 450 of them, to be precise. Then there’s […]

Sherman Day Takes Over Town

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut “Everybody loves it here on Sherman Day,” said Tracie Cederquist, one of the organizers for the annual Sherman Day Celebration. “We love Sherman Day, and so does everyone else who comes out for the parade, the great food, the antique car show, the live music or even the big, final […]

Famous Gerry Rodeo Returns

Famous Gerry Rodeo Returns

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) is the highest-paying American rodeo organization in the world. One of rodeo’s top stars, Cody DeMoss, has already taken home a career total of more than $2 million and plans to boost his winnings again, along with a record number of 250 other professional […]

It’s Not Rocket Science

It’s Not  Rocket Science

But comedy is a science, believe it or not. There are scientists who study it like a bug under a microscope. They even use big, unpronounceable words like paraprosdokian, and a few weird ones familiar only to word-nerds, like syllepsis and zeugma. Yes, people actually study humor scientifically. I wonder if that’s for people who […]

Anthropocentric?

Anthropocentric?

Nice word, huh? It’s not a word that shows up in ordinary conversation when you order your Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino at Starbucks or while you pack your kids’ school lunch. It means “You, human being, are the center of the universe, the most important element in all existence. Everybody and everything else simply isn’t. […]

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